Results for India’s general election released on 23 May saw a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which increased its huge parliamentary majority.
With the last of the Lok Sabha election results pouring in on May 24, the Election Commission is likely to meet on May 25 to finalise the list of winning candidates to be handed over to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Polls were held in 542 of the 543 seats and the election in Vellore parliamentary seat was cancelled by the EC citing excessive use of money power. A fresh date for it is yet to be announced. Once the list is finalised, the three commissioners will seek an appointment with the president, the EC sources said.
With the handing over of the list, the process to form the 17th Lok Sabha will be set in motion. The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3.